The four main types of material used for installation – wool, polystyrene, glass wool and polyester. They all meet Building Code standard and perform well as insulators.
Glass wool insulation is also known as fibreglass is made from new and recycled glass, comes in a variety of thicknesses and sizes, is non-toxic, non-combustible and is sound absorbing. Glass wool insulation is often the go-to insulation material by many tradespeople for being a highly effective insulation product. Glass wool traps many tiny pockets of air between the glass which result in high thermal insulation properties.
Polystyrene foam provides excellent thermal insulation. Polystyrene insulation is non-allergenic and is injected with a flame retardant. Polystyrene insulation is inert, resilient, and resistant to water damage. It is ideal for both commercial and residential applications.
Made of new or recycled wool, wool insulation is non-irritant, easy to handle and non-toxic. It is often blended with preservatives, and polyester or resin to make it stronger and more durable. It is also will be typically treated to be pest, mould, fire and drop resistant.
Made from recycled plastic, polyester insulation contains no dusty particles, making it an extra attractive option for those that suffer from allergies. Coming with a 50+ year durability rating, polyester is a sturdy product that can cope with being moved in the future or walked on.